I remember seeing a concept model from Hitachi back in the ’90s (remember those?) that featured this type of craning display, but it took a decade for ECS to bring it to market. The Smart Neck laptops will be debuted at CEBIT, will run Windows XP or Vista, and include four different series, from desktop replacements to UMPCs.
While this design scheme isn’t surprising, it’s odd that we haven’t seen more of it. It’s not expensive, and as PC makers vie to outdo one another with unique features, this is one we figured would have made its way around by now. That being said, we’re glad it’s here, we hope it starts a trend. Frequent laptop users will know exactly what we mean.
ECS Showing ‘Smart Neck’ Laptops [Mobile Whack]